Official Review: The Beauty of the Fall by Rich Marcello

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any fiction books or series that do not fit into one of the other categories. If the fiction book fits into one the other categories, please use that category instead.
Forum rules
While in the forum's younger and less active days this used to be the one and only forum for "reviews and discussions about specific books", this is now just the subforum "other fiction" in a more well-organized "reviews and discussions about specific books" section with subforums for each genre. Check it out! :) Remember, the forums in the reviews section (including this forum) are for posting about a single book or series in topic, and the topic title should include the book's title. If you are creating a new topic, please try to post it in one of the other genres rather than posting it here in the "other fiction" section. This is only for books that do not fit in any of the other genre categories we have listed.
User avatar
ellieonline03
Posts: 666
Joined: 07 Jul 2016, 02:16
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 28
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 74609">The Devil and Miss Prym</a>
Currently Reading: Terror In Manila
Bookshelf Size: 487
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ellieonline03.html
Latest Review: Guilt by David Taylor Black

Official Review: The Beauty of the Fall by Rich Marcello

Post by ellieonline03 » 12 Feb 2017, 03:09

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Beauty of the Fall" by Rich Marcello.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review


Every once in a while, we get to read books that would change how we see life. Rich Marcello brought such change in his literary fiction novel, The Beauty of the Fall. It explores ponderous issues such as overcoming grief, gender-based violence, and fighting one’s demons.

The book introduces us to the life of Daniel Underlight. After his divorce and his only son’s death (which he blamed himself for), he threw himself to work. He was in grief and he depended on his job to erase the pain. When his friend and RadioRadio co-founder, Olivia Whitmore, fired him, he thought his life was over. The only one he had to rely on was Willow. She was a poet, a women's rights campaigner, and Dan's closest friend. With her help, Dan found meaning in life again. He decided to visit the headquarters of the Fortune 500 companies across America. His visits and experiences helped him shape his start-up idea.

Dan recruited three former associates and started ConversationWorks. The company enabled real-time conversations of people in a virtual conference room. People could talk about solving substantial problems in the world. In a way, the company helped foster social change on a global scale. ConversationWorks, or CW, garnered initial successes after its launch. Yet, it also attracted enemies, with Olivia in the lead.

The Beauty of the Fall was an insightful and intellectual read. Dan’s team often talked about the possible benefits and drawbacks of their actions. Additionally, the poems in the book were heart-warming. Willow was a poet and she was the source of most of the poems in the book. Dan used those poems as inspiration and guidance when making critical decisions. The author put together an awesome set of characters.

Maggie, Charles, Zia, and Willow were the perfect set of friends for someone like Dan. They had varied perspectives when it comes to deciding what’s best for CW. They argue and voice out their concerns. In the end, they based their final decisions on the code of conduct that Dan made for the company. Plus, they never forget to listen to their employees. They were busy executives, but they care about their employees and consumers. They’re not difficult to love at all.

There are also profound lessons that readers could glean from the book. Anything I say here might spoil it for the readers. Instead, I will share my favorite line in the book: "Everything is emerging exactly as it needs to." While Dan did not understand this at first, he learned what it meant as the story progressed.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Beauty of the Fall. There were no grammatical or typographical errors so it did not disrupt my reading. There was moderation in the flow of the story: there were time skips, but it was minimal. Be warned though that some form of self-harming is present in the book. It was not graphic, but some readers may find it a bit disturbing.

With all these things in consideration, I give The Beauty of the Fall 4 out of 4 stars. This is for readers who love an intellectual read with profound life lessons and a host of inspiring characters.

******
The Beauty of the Fall
View: on Bookshelves

Like ellieonline03's review? Post a comment saying so!
"For you, a thousand times over." - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

User avatar
kandscreeley
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 6790
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
2019 Reading Goal: 95
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 9
2018 Reading Goal: 115
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 94
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 94
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 244
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kandscreeley.html
Latest Review: The Reel Sisters by Michelle Cummings

Post by kandscreeley » 23 Feb 2017, 08:57

Interesting. This isn't my usual genre, but it does sound really intriguing. I love good characters in a book, and it sounds like these are. Thanks for the review.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway

User avatar
ellieonline03
Posts: 666
Joined: 07 Jul 2016, 02:16
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 28
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 74609">The Devil and Miss Prym</a>
Currently Reading: Terror In Manila
Bookshelf Size: 487
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ellieonline03.html
Latest Review: Guilt by David Taylor Black

Post by ellieonline03 » 23 Feb 2017, 09:06

kandscreeley wrote:Interesting. This isn't my usual genre, but it does sound really intriguing. I love good characters in a book, and it sounds like these are. Thanks for the review.
Thank you, kandscreeley. I was also doubtful when I first chose this to review. I'm not a fan of the genre, but I sometimes read books from other genres. This one did not disappoint me. It's a great book.
"For you, a thousand times over." - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

User avatar
kimmyschemy06
Posts: 2429
Joined: 20 Oct 2015, 20:49
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 22
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 168
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 136
Currently Reading: Third Chances
Bookshelf Size: 584
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kimmyschemy06.html
Latest Review: Spyder Bones by Oliver Phipps

Post by kimmyschemy06 » 27 Feb 2017, 06:01

Sounds like a great read. It seems like an inspiring and encouraging book with delightful characters. I think I'm going to enjoy this one. Great job on the review. Congratulations to Rich Marcello on such an obviously well written book.

User avatar
ellieonline03
Posts: 666
Joined: 07 Jul 2016, 02:16
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 28
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 74609">The Devil and Miss Prym</a>
Currently Reading: Terror In Manila
Bookshelf Size: 487
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ellieonline03.html
Latest Review: Guilt by David Taylor Black

Post by ellieonline03 » 27 Feb 2017, 07:39

kimmyschemy06 wrote:Sounds like a great read. It seems like an inspiring and encouraging book with delightful characters. I think I'm going to enjoy this one. Great job on the review. Congratulations to Rich Marcello on such an obviously well written book.
Thank you, kimmyschemy06! It's really an inspiring and encouraging book. Plus, you'll love the characters.
"For you, a thousand times over." - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

User avatar
ashley_claire
Posts: 377
Joined: 03 Mar 2015, 03:13
2018 Reading Goal: 52
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 15
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 128
Favorite Book: The Prince of Tides
Currently Reading: Red Rising
Bookshelf Size: 152
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ashley-claire.html
Latest Review: The Markov Encryption by David N Robinson

Post by ashley_claire » 27 Feb 2017, 09:14

This book doesn't sound like anything I've read before. I'm curious to know how some of their problem-solving conversations went. Seems like a really interesting book. Thanks for the thorough review and congrats to the author on a positive review!

User avatar
ellieonline03
Posts: 666
Joined: 07 Jul 2016, 02:16
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 28
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 74609">The Devil and Miss Prym</a>
Currently Reading: Terror In Manila
Bookshelf Size: 487
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ellieonline03.html
Latest Review: Guilt by David Taylor Black

Post by ellieonline03 » 27 Feb 2017, 10:44

ashley_claire wrote:This book doesn't sound like anything I've read before. I'm curious to know how some of their problem-solving conversations went. Seems like a really interesting book. Thanks for the thorough review and congrats to the author on a positive review!
Thank you, ashley_claire! It's a very intellectual read. Yo get to see many perspectives on a particular subject matter. Just like in real life, people have different views and opinions on a certain topic.
"For you, a thousand times over." - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

User avatar
Robert2017
Posts: 1
Joined: 08 Mar 2017, 10:24
Bookshelf Size: 0
Reading Device: B00GDQDRPK

Post by Robert2017 » 08 Mar 2017, 10:55

This book is great and it makes someone know that there"s no fall in life,thanks for positive review

User avatar
ellieonline03
Posts: 666
Joined: 07 Jul 2016, 02:16
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 28
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 74609">The Devil and Miss Prym</a>
Currently Reading: Terror In Manila
Bookshelf Size: 487
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ellieonline03.html
Latest Review: Guilt by David Taylor Black

Post by ellieonline03 » 08 Mar 2017, 10:59

Thank you, Robert2017! It is indeed a beautiful book. The book teaches us that even if we stumble or fall in our life's journey, there is still hope. Plus you get to have life lessons. That's a win-win situation for anyone. :)
"For you, a thousand times over." - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Acwoolet
Posts: 501
Joined: 07 May 2014, 21:57
Favorite Author: Karen Kingsbury
Favorite Book: Gone With the Wind
Currently Reading: Crown of souls
Bookshelf Size: 58
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-acwoolet.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 3 by H.M. Irwing
fav_author_id: 6216

Post by Acwoolet » 09 Mar 2017, 12:41

Nice review! It doesn't sound like it's one of my normal go-to genres, but it does sound interesting. It's always nice to read a well written book that doesn't contain any sort of errors.

User avatar
ellieonline03
Posts: 666
Joined: 07 Jul 2016, 02:16
2019 Reading Goal: 12
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 28
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 74609">The Devil and Miss Prym</a>
Currently Reading: Terror In Manila
Bookshelf Size: 487
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ellieonline03.html
Latest Review: Guilt by David Taylor Black

Post by ellieonline03 » 09 Mar 2017, 20:52

Thank you, Acwoolet! Do read this book if you have time. It's a beautiful story.
"For you, a thousand times over." - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

User avatar
Marquhette
Posts: 4
Joined: 09 Mar 2017, 05:10
Currently Reading: Raven's Peak
Bookshelf Size: 5

Post by Marquhette » 10 Mar 2017, 01:44

Thank you for the review - does seem like an inspiring book to read

User avatar
sheen khan
Posts: 2
Joined: 09 Mar 2017, 07:19
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by sheen khan » 10 Mar 2017, 02:21

Thank you for such a detailed review ellieonline03, it dose sound very interesting. It's always nice to read a well written book that doesn't contain any sort of errors.

User avatar
SAMMONI
Posts: 1
Joined: 10 Mar 2017, 04:49
Bookshelf Size: 0
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sammoni.html

Post by SAMMONI » 10 Mar 2017, 05:12

It much interesting book that captures the life history of Daniel Underlight and his family. I love this book for the content it contains.

Masinde
Posts: 15
Joined: 08 Mar 2017, 10:45
Bookshelf Size: 0
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-masinde.html

Post by Masinde » 10 Mar 2017, 05:25

Good review.It really inspires one to also go for the book.

Post Reply

Return to “Other Fiction Forum”